Ukraine has become the prime suspect in the investigation into the explosions on the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines that occurred in September 2022. On Sunday, August 27, Le Figaro reported.
The newspaper recalled that Germany has been investigating gas pipeline explosions for almost a year, but German law enforcement agencies have not yet been able to identify the perpetrators.
“Russia, Poland and the United States were suspected in turn. But since March and after the New York Times, Die Zeit and Süddeutsche Zeitung revelations, Ukraine has become the number one suspect.
A recent joint investigation by the ZDF TV channel and Der Spiegel magazine only confirmed the version of Ukraine’s involvement in the Nord Stream explosions, Le Figaro specified.
So, on August 25, ZDF and Der Spiegel published an article in which, citing sources, they reported that there is more and more evidence that attackers associated with Kiev may be behind the explosions. Berlin also did not take measures to protect gas pipelines, despite warnings of an impending attack received from the military intelligence of the Netherlands, the interlocutors of the two media outlets said.
In early June, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, stated that Moscow had information about the possible involvement of the Anglo-Saxons in the explosions at the joint venture. On August 11, American journalist Seymour Hersh, known for his investigation into the sabotage on gas pipelines, indicated that the German authorities, represented by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, knew about the intention of US President Joe Biden to destroy the German economy by destroying the Nord Stream gas pipeline in September last year.
In early August, Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN, said that Germany, Sweden and Denmark, as part of their national investigations, provided only scanty data regarding sabotage on gas pipelines. He added that Moscow will continue to insist on a transparent investigation, moreover, with the participation of representatives from the Russian Federation, as well as on the fact that «the perpetrators are named and punished.»
Both branches of the largest European gas pipelines, Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2, were blown up at the end of September 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident an act of international terrorism.